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MomRising's Mandate for America

MomsRising's Mandate for America

February 12, 2021
The challenges facing women, and especially mothers and women of color, are more serious right now than they’ve been in years. The data is in and the pandemic is having an outsized impact on women and moms, with women of color experiencing compounded harms due to structural racism. The pandemic has turned the cracks in our systems into catastrophes, exposing just how much families, communities, and our economy depend on the work of women even though that work has long been, and continues to be, vastly undervalued.
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To Protect Kids, Eliminate All Flavored Tobacco Products

February 12, 2021
These are indeed challenging times while our nation battles the COVID-19 pandemic. But we can’t forget another public health crisis that long preceded this pandemic – tobacco use, which is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. We must continue the fight to protect kids and...
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Tell Congress to pass the For the People Act

February 9, 2021
Recent years have shown us more than ever that who we elect to represent us has a big impact on our lives, our community, and our country. For too long, there have been assaults on our democracy. Unnecessary barriers to voting, gerrymandering, and intentional voter suppression of communities of...
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The Nature of Closure

February 8, 2021
Winter has been whispering at our closed doors and windows for a few months now. Frigid air, cloud cover, fewer rays of sunshine. The colder weather and shorter days affect us, whether we are aware of it or not. Our bodies have instinctively been instructed to pull the curtains hunker down. There...
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Review the Week: Caregivers, Kids and Black Girl Magic

February 5, 2021
ICYMI: Helping others find their voice...and their power...is one of the beautiful super powers of the MomsRising community. This past week, members like you stood up for students, celebrating Black Women and lifted up the care providers who are holding our communities together. Here are the voices...
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Keep Marching call, Feb. 2021

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, February 05, 2021

February 4, 2021
It’s go time!! The Biden Administration and the new Congress are getting to work on moving forward critically important policy changes -- and they need to hear from you. Important legislation regarding paid leave, voting rights, COVID-19 relief and more are currently being debated and voted on...
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Sense, Satire, and Support: Towards Helping Our Kids Overcome Information Overload

February 2, 2021
It was just a few days after the 2016 election that I last wrote here to offer my thoughts to the MomsRising community on how to explain that election to our children. I suggested telling our kids about the golden rule, and how Donald Trump’s victory should not mean that his numerous displays of...
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SIGN NOW: Counselors not cops in schools!

February 1, 2021
There was yet another violent police attack on a child in school last week. We are once again enraged. *TAKE ACTION: Our schools need more counselors, nurses, social workers, and educators who have the training they need to effectively support students, NOT cops. Tell Congress to ACT NOW! [Content...
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Review the Week: Onward, Parents & Caregivers!

January 29, 2021
ICYMI: Hey Congress...GET TO WORK! That's the message MomsRising members have been sending to their elected officials this past week, demanding immediate boosts for COVID-19 assistance and more long-term transformative policy changes to help ALL of us thrive. Check out these three actions and...
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MomsRising Mandate for America

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, January 22, 2021

January 21, 2021
As we celebrate President Biden and Vice President Harris being sworn in and the new Congress taking shape this week, your voice is needed on several important, urgent issues - including COVID-19 relief and signing on to the Moms Mandate that we will be sharing with the Biden administration and...
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